Sci-tech


Aspark Owl electric hypercar breaks the sub-2 second 0-60 barrier Aspark Owl electric hypercar breaks the sub-2 second 0-60 barrier
- February 20, 2018

Well, who doesn't like a nice round number. Aspark's hypercar prototype, the Aspark Owl , has hit 0-60mph in just 1.9 seconds, but will it rival Musk's Tesla Roadster? The target of a sub-two-second 0-62mph acceleration run has also been laid down by Tesla , which will launch a new generation of Roadster in 2020. (more...)
$0.05 EPS Expected for Shake Shack Inc (SHAK) This Quarter $0.05 EPS Expected for Shake Shack Inc (SHAK) This Quarter
- February 19, 2018

It was reported on Feb, 14 by Barchart.com. We have $34.59 PT which if reached, will make NYSE: SHAK worth $125.64 million less. Primerica, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes financial products to middle income households in the United States and Canada. (more...)
Olympics: Skeleton - South Korea's Yun banks on home comforts Olympics: Skeleton - South Korea's Yun banks on home comforts
- February 19, 2018

Sitting in second place is Germany, which has a world leading nine gold medals (17 overall) in the Winter Games. Yun sank to his knees as he soaked up the adulation of the crowd, thanking them for their raucous support as they chanted: "Yun Sung-bin, Yun Sung-bin!" The 23-year-old was by far the most consistent performer throughout the competition and headed into the decisive fourth and final run with a virtually unassailable lead of more than a second. (more...)
Google Pixel 2 Is Facing Battery Drain Problems After February Security Update Google Pixel 2 Is Facing Battery Drain Problems After February Security Update
- February 19, 2018

Google hasn't officially commented about the issues, but users on Twitter, Reddit , and Google's own Pixel 2 product forums have detailed their experiences. On top of that, Citibank is giving away a Rs 8000 cashback on its credit and debit cards for both EMI and non-EMI transactions. Those who do get the special e-mail with the 20 percent discount will have until the end of this month to take advantage of this deal. (more...)
Google removes 'View Image' in search to prevent lifting of copyrighted images Google removes 'View Image' in search to prevent lifting of copyrighted images
- February 18, 2018

We suggest that you use a different image search engine such as Startpage instead . Google removed the view image button from its image search engine Google Images recently after the company came to an agreement with Getty Images. According to TheVerge , photographers have pushed Google to take a more aggressive stance towards the theft of copyrighted images. "This will make it harder for people to view an image in full resolution and possibly force them to enter the Web site hosting ... (more...)
Norway's Bjoergen equals Winter Olympics medal record of 13 in PyeongChang Norway's Bjoergen equals Winter Olympics medal record of 13 in PyeongChang
- February 18, 2018

If she does make the podium, she could become the oldest female to medal in alpine skiing history. If we counted only the Sochi medals that were from sports on the Olympic program in 1988, the USA would have three golds (two Alpine skiing , one ice dancing), two silvers ( Alpine skiing and women's hockey, which wasn't contested before 1998) and five bronze (two Alpine skiing , two bobsled and one luge). (more...)
Florida students quit class to protest shootings
- February 18, 2018

Authorities have not described any specific motive, except to say that Cruz had been kicked out of the high school, which has about 3,000 students and serves an affluent suburb where the median home price is almost $600,000. "Henderson came out and assessed the (victim and) found him to be stable enough not to be hospitalised", the DCF report said. Nikolas Cruz , who has confessed to police to being the shooter, showed patterns of racism online and also promised to harm people with assault ... (more...)
Researchers Discover A Single Letter Can Crash The iPhone Researchers Discover A Single Letter Can Crash The iPhone
- February 18, 2018

Numerous issues have started to appear with Apple devices as more and more users are registering bugs and problems on their support forums, these range from, erratic auto-correct results, SMS messages out of sync, constant app crashes and the phone not ringing when someone is calling. (more...)
Was the FBI Tipped Off About the Parkland Shooter? Was the FBI Tipped Off About the Parkland Shooter?
- February 18, 2018

Ben Bennight talks about his trade on his channel and, because of his line of work, often gets harsh comments. "That was the last I heard from them", he told BuzzFeed News . And the Federal Bureau of Investigation took it seriously, responding "immediately" and interviewing him in person the following day. Bennight said that he first spoke to bureau agents on 25 September 2017 - the day after he flagged the comment - and again on the night of the shooting . (more...)
Vanguard Industrials ETF (VIS) Declines 0.01% for Feb 16 Vanguard Industrials ETF (VIS) Declines 0.01% for Feb 16
- February 18, 2018

First Manhattan Co. grew its position in Vanguard Energy ETF by 125.0% during the 4th quarter. Covenant Multifamily Offices LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Vanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF during the fourth quarter valued at $153,000. JMG Financial Group Ltd. now owns 747,274 shares of the company's stock worth $115,663,000 after buying an additional 10,026 shares in the last quarter. (more...)
Ubisoft unveils Rainbow Six Siege's newest Operators, Finka and Lion Ubisoft unveils Rainbow Six Siege's newest Operators, Finka and Lion
- February 18, 2018

One of the biggest disparities from previous seasons is a shake-up of Operator roles, with both characters classified as attackers in competitive multiplayer. Flament's signature device allows him to detect movement in an area. After activating the ability the enemy team is given a 3 second countdown warning them of the drones activation. (more...)
GTA Online ensures you'll have some cash to burn this tax season GTA Online ensures you'll have some cash to burn this tax season
- February 18, 2018

This means any new auto you buy or property you purchase will be slightly cheaper. The only caveat is that you won't see the cash right away. The fictional San Andreas Treasury Department is also rebating any purchases made in-game by 10 percent, allowing you to get up to $1 million of GTA cash back. (more...)
One must go: Labor condemns PM, Joyce spat One must go: Labor condemns PM, Joyce spat
- February 18, 2018

Members of the National Party have reportedly been plotting to oust Mr Joyce from leadership through secret conversations on messaging service WhatsApp, The Advertiser reported. Mr Joyce apologised to his estranged wife and four daughters and said the announcement of his new relationship made things "very difficult". "I say that again, I am incredibly sorry and I apologise to the people of New England and I appreciate the enormous support I have received", he said. (more...)
Aston Villa v Fulham: Jedinak substitution decision divides fans
- February 18, 2018

We haven't got anywhere near them yet but can we do it? The Cottagers will need to improve on those performances if they are to get the better of red hot Villa on Saturday afternoon. Meanwhile Fulham are now 10 games unbeaten and up into fifth. Bruce said: "We always knew it was going to be a hard game. There are 15 games to go, still 45 points to play for". (more...)
Trump Praises 'Incredible Job' Of Doctors At Hospital Visit In Florida Trump Praises 'Incredible Job' Of Doctors At Hospital Visit In Florida
- February 18, 2018

He added that the young victims were in "really great shape" considering what they have been through. Alyssa Alhadeff was among the 17 people shot to death by a lone gunman who entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday afternoon. (more...)
Trump national security adviser: Russian meddling beyond dispute Trump national security adviser: Russian meddling beyond dispute
- February 18, 2018

Trump . and disparaging Hillary Clinton ", the court document said. "Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for president", he tweeted Friday. They established social media pages and groups to communicate with unwitting Americans. "Absurd? - Yes." Zakharova said in a Facebook post. "We have known that Russians meddled in the election, but these indictments detail the extent of the subterfuge", Ryan said in a statement. (more...)
Ford Motor Company (F)- Stocks Ensnare on Price Valuation
- February 17, 2018

Opus Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Ford Motor Co . for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $42.87 billion market cap company. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of GM in report on Friday, July 14 with "Hold" rating. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Equalweight" on Monday, January 25. (more...)
Verizon introduces paltry 500MB prepaid plan for $30 Verizon introduces paltry 500MB prepaid plan for $30
- February 17, 2018

You can also get 7GB for $50 and 10GB for $60. If you are looking for a smartphone plan at a great price, we have a new option for you. Priced at $30 a month, you can have unlimited talk and text plus 500MB of data. With Prepaid Unlimited, you get unlimited USA talk, text and data* on a network you can rely on, and now, we are making it even better with 3G mobile hotspot**. (more...)
Russian skier killed, 4 rescued after avalanche strikes Gulmarg Russian skier killed, 4 rescued after avalanche strikes Gulmarg
- February 17, 2018

With the killing of Russian skiers at Gulmarg on Friday, the death toll due to avalanches in Kashmir Valley this season has risen to 21. On January 18, a Swedish skier identified by his first name Daniel was killed while another was rescued in injured condition by police and tourism officials after an avalanche struck Kashmir's primer ski resort of Gulmarg, 54-km west of summer capital Srinagar. (more...)
Black Panther Opens Big with $25.2 Million at Thursday Previews Black Panther Opens Big with $25.2 Million at Thursday Previews
- February 17, 2018

Actress Octavia Spencer went public with her desire to buy out a movie theater in MS to give fans, who otherwise not may not be able to afford it, a chance to see the film. For the actors, however, the distance provided by Wakanda worked as a safety net, not a noose, as they explained to me when we sat down to talk about the film. (more...)
Upcoming Xbox One deals include free PUBG, $50 off Xbox One S Upcoming Xbox One deals include free PUBG, $50 off Xbox One S
- February 17, 2018

It was only a couple of weeks ago that Fortnite beat PUBG's concurrent PC player record by around 200,000 players. Staring on February 18 and ending on February 24, those that purchase an Xbox One X will also receive a free copy of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds . (more...)
Google acquires LogMeln's Xively to expand its cloud business Google acquires LogMeln's Xively to expand its cloud business
- February 17, 2018

Xively is reported to be the latest in the string of acquisitions that the internet giant has made over the recent years, as the company tries to catch up with its immediate rivals whose existing cloud computing operations is claimed to be much larger than Google's . (more...)
Qualcomm rejects Broadcom $121B takeover offer Qualcomm rejects Broadcom $121B takeover offer
- February 17, 2018

About 15.55M shares traded or 42.80% up from the average. ( QCOM ) said that the current Broadcom's $82.00 per share proposal is unacceptable. It has underperformed by 7.39% the S&P500. CLSA downgraded the stock to "Underperform" rating in Monday, January 23 report. The insider CHAN CHI-FOON sold $290,635. Among 9 analysts covering Synopsys Inc. (more...)
Deadly Premonition director Swery working on a new game, The Missing Deadly Premonition director Swery working on a new game, The Missing
- February 16, 2018

The Missing will be the debut project from White Owls, the studio that Swery established after parting ways with Access Games two years ago. Set for release later this year, the trailer reveals next to nothing about what the game will actually be about. (more...)
Level Up! Atari To Launch Cryptocurrency Tokens For Casinos & Gaming Platforms Level Up! Atari To Launch Cryptocurrency Tokens For Casinos & Gaming Platforms
- February 16, 2018

The new platform is being built on blockchain technology . Atari has announced its plan to dive into the world of cryptocurrencies in an effort to "optimize assets and the Atari brand" through a duo of Bitcoin-like currencies. The current incarnation of "Atari" is a re-branding of a French company previously named Infogrames. Atari's crypto-push seems like another drive to pave a new path into profitability for the retro gaming company. (more...)
People Keep Running Into the Fancy Glass at Apple Park People Keep Running Into the Fancy Glass at Apple Park
- February 16, 2018

According to a Bloomberg report and our favourite "Friday story" in a while, Apple workers are making habit of walking into the panes of glass. Surrounding the Cupertino building are 45-foot-tall curved panels of safety glass. A sense of openness and clarity is key to the building's much-hyped design, with glass being one of the structure's main materials. They are created to foster collaboration among the 13,000 Apple employees it houses. (more...)
Terrorists escape as stone pelters disrupt Baramulla encounter Terrorists escape as stone pelters disrupt Baramulla encounter
- February 16, 2018

According to ANI, the security forces are now engaged in a fierce gunbattle with a group of terrorists in Palhalan area of Baramulla's Pattan. Reports also said that announcements were also made by the protestors in the nearby mosques asking others to come out. (more...)
The Xbox Smartphone App Now Lets You Join Party Chats The Xbox Smartphone App Now Lets You Join Party Chats
- February 16, 2018

Microsoft has rolled out its party chat feature to its mobile app on both Android and iOS devices. Now you can open one just as everyone's about to finish work, or join one to catch up on the progress of a Destiny 2 raid, or even cooler, just leave a party channel open as a temporary group chat with your friends. (more...)
Intel boosts bug bounty efforts Intel boosts bug bounty efforts
- February 16, 2018

It's no surprise Intel is doing all it can to prevent any future Meltdown and Spectre debacles from happening. As reported by Engadget , a team of researchers from NVIDIA and Princeton University seem to have uncovered two new ways to exploit Meltdown and Spectre . (more...)
North Korea's Kim describes South as very impressive: KCNA North Korea's Kim describes South as very impressive: KCNA
- February 16, 2018

North Korea's attendance at the Winter Olympics came as a surprise development after a year of increasing tensions between Pyongyang and the worldwide community over its nuclear ambitions and repeated missile tests. "I just want to see the game, so what's the problem?" "I don't ascribe to that view", Harris said. But Howard noted South Korea does not have such rules. (more...)